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2021 Annual Picnic
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2021 Annual Picnic

The Ohio Quarter Horse Association (OQHA) is holding its annual picnic Monday, June 21st. OQHA will provide the main course as well as side dishes. Members will gather for a picnic-style meal and yard games at 5:30 p.m. followed by the individual monthly board meetings at 7 p.m.  Youth members - AQHYA world championship show registration. We look forward to seeing everyone!    
2021 SOQHA The Madness is a Wrap
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2021 SOQHA The Madness is a Wrap

The Madness, presented by SOQHA, lived up to its name in more than one way! More than 17,700 AQHA entries, more than 2900 NSBA Dual/Approved entries, more than 240 NSBA entries in the money classes and add in the Small Fry & other non-approved classes, made for an amazing run of shows. Sure, it could have been warmer to start, but the competition was HOT. The youth that showed will be in the finals of the Youth World in August. The Amateur and Select classes were some of the deepest seen in some time. SOQHA truly had horses and exhibitors from California to Maine. SOQHA hopes to see Canadian exhibitors back sooner than later. SOQHA thanks each and every person that showed, watched, attended, and hooted for the great
EOQHA April 24-25 Show Recap
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EOQHA April 24-25 Show Recap

EOQHA was able to host another great horse show on April 24th and 25th in Springfield, Ohio with entries again exceeding over 1,000 entries per judge at 1,046.  $100 Visa Gift cards were awarded to the high point winners in each division. EOQHA President, Brent Maxwell, would like to thank all that have supported the EOQHA April shows. Best of luck the rest of the show season and we will see you in September.   EOQHA April 24-25 High Pointer Winners Small Fry Looking Willy Good & Kaylee Grace Olds Open Son Of A Machine - Owner-Loretta Grossnickle Novice Youth Shez Burnin Hot & Kailee Rife Youth 14-18 Fantasdeck & Katie Ruffener Youth 13 & under Zippos N My Dreams & Gabriella Lohrenz Novice Amateur
Mid-Ohio Dressage Association Becomes an OQHA Affiliate
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Mid-Ohio Dressage Association Becomes an OQHA Affiliate

The Mid-Ohio Dressage Association (MODA) is honored to become an affiliate of the Ohio Quarter Horse Association. Through our affiliation with OQHA, MODA hopes to promote dressage to the owners and riders of the more than 40,000 AQHA horses in Ohio through clinics, shows, and educational opportunities. With both Classical and Western Dressage now being AQHA approved classes and being offered at the AQHA World Championship show, now is the time to learn more about the sport of dressage! A pop-up clinic, Dressage 101, will be held on Saturday, May 8, at Southwind Stables in Pataskala. Amy Rothe-Hietter will lead this afternoon of demonstration and lecture to introduce riders to classical and western dressage.
EOQHA First Show for 2021 Is In The Books
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EOQHA First Show for 2021 Is In The Books

EOQHA opened their first show of the year in Springfield boasting a whopping 1,350 entries per judge! The large competitive classes made for a long day on Saturday running into early Sunday morning. In EOQHA fashion, they ran over 140 trail horses on Saturday with the pleasure and horsemanship were done by 7 on Sunday.  Ohio regional affiliates are working hard to make OQHA shows the best! Stay tuned for updated OQHA Points . 
Spring 2021 Affiliate News
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Spring 2021 Affiliate News

Southern Ohio Quarter Horse Association What a year so far! The SOQHA kicked off the 2021 show season with the SOQHA Challenge, held February 26-28 in Springfield, Ohio. This three-day show provided top-tier AQHA competition and awarded $10,000 in scholarship money to the youth. We finished the show with more than 2,800 entries! All the typical classes were hosted, with a few fun classes that consisted of the Youth/Trainer Boot Scramble, Youth Egg and Spoon Race, and Youth Three-Legged Race. The fun classes were limited to only those entered in the SOQHA Scholarship Challenge. Thank you to our exhibitors, judges, volunteers, and An Equine Production for a great show! SOQHA is looking forward to seeing
OMIQHA Spring Warmup Show Recap
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OMIQHA Spring Warmup Show Recap

The first OMIQHA show is in the books. It was an amazing sold out show with 1349 entries per judge. OMIQHA had an arena full of participants for an Easter Egg Toss, with the winners receiving $250. They are looking forward to their next show June 11-13 at Springfield, and are currently working on revising the showbill to try and make it more streamline to lessen the show times on our participants. Thank you all for a great show, it should be a great show season!   Hi-Point and Reserve Hi-Point March show award winners: Select: Hi-Point- Terri Tish, after reviewing of the halter, Martha Fabry should have won Hi-Point, a Buckle will be ordered for Martha. Reserve: Lisa Scott-Reiss Amateur: Hi- Hailey Flatter Reserve-
2021 All American Quarter Horse Congress Horse Show Schedule Released
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2021 All American Quarter Horse Congress Horse Show Schedule Released

The  All American Quarter Horse Congress  is an unmatched destination for equestrians from across the globe. The Ohio Quarter Horse Association (OQHA) has created a legacy by maintaining the largest single-breed horse show in the world, the All American Quarter Horse Congress. The 2021 All American Quarter Horse Congress schedule is released for September 28 - October 24 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio. Visit http://www.quarterhorsecongress.com/horse-show-schedule to view or download a complete schedule.   N ew Classes for 2021 Open Ranch Rail Stakes     Presented by Headley Quarter Horses Non Pro Ranch Rail Stakes    Presented by Headley Quarter Horses Amateur Select Ranch Riding    Presented
That’s a Wrap: Concluding the 2021 AQHA Convention
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That’s a Wrap: Concluding the 2021 AQHA Convention

The 2021 AQHA Convention was held in an in-person business format in San Antonio to review the Association’s business matters to enhance the Association for members around the globe. The American Quarter Horse Association is an organization that works for its members and holds an  annual convention  each spring. The 2021 AQHA Convention was hosted in an in-person business format to allow attendees to focus on business initiatives, including committee and council meetings; reviewing member-submitted rule-change proposals; interviewing, nominating and electing new AQHA directors; and electing the AQHA Executive Committee. The 2021 AQHA Convention was March 18-22 at the Hyatt Hill Country Resort
2021 AQHA Executive Committee
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2021 AQHA Executive Committee

  The 2021-2022 AQHA Executive Committee was elected during the 2021 AQHA Convention in San Antonio. The 2021-22 AQHA Executive Committee (from left to right): James Hunt, Dr. Scott Myers, Norman K. Luba, Kenneth Banks, and Jeff Tebow. The 2021-2022 American Quarter Horse Association Executive Committee was elected at the  2021 AQHA Convention  in San Antonio. Though AQHA operates primarily upon the decisions of its members through the board of directors, the five-person Executive Committee is responsible for implementing important decisions and governing AQHA between the annual meetings of the membership and the board. The Executive Committee convenes throughout the year to conduct and manage the